It’s been one storm after the next lately. It’s fun but holy shit the amount of work.
The tractor is invaluable in preventing build ups against the house.
We are not sugaring this year, too many things on too many fronts. We always want to check out neighboring operations but never get to because it’s so busy when sugaring ourselves. This year we’ll make a point to go out and do so. I’ve already visited our neighbor Doug’s operation and got to learn more about lines while Nicole was on the old continent. We also still have 7 gallons from last year so we don’t exactly need any more :). It stings a little to skip a year, it’s a significant fractions of those we have left, but it makes sense this year.